James A. Campbell

James A. Campbell

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Jim Campbell is a partner of Peters Law Firm. He is the senior member of the firm's Business, Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning and Commercial Law practice areas. Originally from Coon Rapids, Jim is a 1965 graduate of the University of Iowa Law School and a former Section Member of the commercial, business, probate and real estate sections of the Iowa State and American Bar Associations. He served many years on the Iowa Supreme Court Ethics Board, and was elected to serve a term as the President of the Pottawattamie County Bar Association. Civic activities have included Boards of the Council Bluffs Industrial Foundation Trustees, Council Bluffs Public Schools, the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation and numerous volunteer and service clubs. Corporate Board service include Mercantile Bank, FirStar Bank, US Bank (Advisory), Abstract Guaranty Company, and Security Title Company.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Probate and Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1965
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Law - 1965
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1962

Representative Clients

  • U.S. Bank, Council Bluffs
  • Council Bluffs Community Health Center


  • U.S. Bank, Council Bluffs

Honors and Awards

  • OYM/DSA State of Iowa 1974

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mercantile and Firstar Banks, Council Bluffs, Director, 1978 - 2003
  • Council Bluff School District, Director, 1972 - 1976
  • U.S. Bank, Council Bluffs, Advisory, Director, 2003 - Present


  • Phi Delta Phi